With the old small-block, it would take a well-ported set of aftermarket heads to get to where the Hemi is stock, and that's not to mention the advantage of the Hemi's unconstricted port design, which pushes torque production up as rpm climbs.
David Mormann ran right on his 11.
You can swap out your short block, or get even more upgraded parts by purchasing a 426.
Ron Rhodes rocketed to a 4.
With that, we were assured that the engine was ready to run, and it was.